Toronto Academy of Osteopathy
About Toronto Academy of Osteopathy
The primary goal of Toronto Academy of Osteopathy (TAO) is to educate students to become osteopaths who practice within osteopathic concept. Additionally, the academy s goal is to educate and develop primary care providers who will practice in the osteopathic tradition. The Academy encourages it’s students to participate in research and life-long learning to further advance his or her chosen profession.
TAO has designed a student-centered curriculum recognizing different learning styles: traditional Lecture Discussion Program; small-group, Problem-Based Learning Program; or the self-learning Directed-Study Program, TAO offers the Diploma of Osteopathic Manual Practice in one location.
The Directed Study Program (DSP, originally Independent Study) is a unique program for medical education. It is initiated with significant daily classroom time in the first semester and allows adult learners, who are capable of learning with minimal classroom time, to gradually decrease his or her lecture attendance and utilize specific “directed study” . The pathway requires the student to have well-developed organizational and time-management skills in order to complete the rigorous requirements in an independent manner.